What does Threat mean?

Definitions for Threat
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. menace, threatnoun

    something that is a source of danger

    "earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan"

  2. threatnoun

    a warning that something unpleasant is imminent

    "they were under threat of arrest"

  3. threatnoun

    declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another

    "his threat to kill me was quite explicit"

  4. terror, scourge, threatnoun

    a person who inspires fear or dread

    "he was the terror of the neighborhood"

Wiktionary

  1. threatnoun

    an expression of intent to injure or punish another.

    Etymology: þreat.

  2. threatnoun

    an indication of imminent danger.

    Etymology: þreat.

  3. threatnoun

    a person or object that is regarded as a danger; a menace.

    Etymology: þreat.

  4. threatverb

    To threaten.

    Etymology: þreat.

Wikipedia

  1. Threat

    A threat is a communicated intent to inflict harm or loss on another person. Intimidation is widely observed in animal behavior (particularly in a ritualized form) chiefly in order to avoid the unnecessary physical violence that can lead to physical damage or the death of both conflicting parties. A threat is considered an act of coercion. Some of the more common types of threats forbidden by law are those made with an intent to obtain a monetary advantage or to compel a person to act against his or her will. In most US states, it is an offense to threaten to (1) use a deadly weapon on another person; (2) injure another's person or property; or (3) injure another's reputation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Threatnoun

    the expression of an intention to inflict evil or injury on another; the declaration of an evil, loss, or pain to come; menace; threatening; denunciation

  2. Threatnoun

    to threaten

Freebase

  1. Threat

    A threat is an act of coercion wherein an act is proposed to elicit a negative response. It is a communicated intent to inflict harm or loss on another person. It can be a crime in many jurisdictions. Threat is widely seen in animals, particularly in a ritualized form, chiefly in order to avoid the unnecessary physical violence that can lead to physical damage or death of both conflicting parties.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Threat

    thret, n. declaration of an intention to inflict punishment or other evil upon another: menace.—v.t. Threat′en, to declare the intention of inflicting punishment or other evil upon another: to terrify by menaces: to present the appearance of coming evil or of something unpleasant.—n. Threat′ener.—adj. Threat′ening, indicating a threat or menace: indicating something approaching or impending.—adv. Threat′eningly.—adj. Threat′ful (Spens.), full of threats, having a menacing appearance. [A.S. þreátþreótan, to afflict; cog. with Ger. verdriessen, Goth. thriutan, to vex.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Threat' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1809

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Threat' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3249

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Threat' in Nouns Frequency: #664

Anagrams for Threat »

  1. Hatter, hatter

  2. Hatter

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Threat in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Threat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Threat in a Sentence

  1. Amy Klinger:

    There is just not enough evidence to support the idea that a teacher would be able to neutralize a threat, what makes us think that a social studies teacher can do something that law enforcement has troubled doing?

  2. Director Ratcliffe:

    Within minutes of one of those briefings ending, a number of members of Congress went to a number of different outlets and leaked classified information for political purposes, to create a narrative that simply isnt true, that somehow Russia is a greater national security threat than China.

  3. Mike Pence:

    One specific threat to our collective security that is on (our minds) ... is the ongoing collapse of Venezuela into dictatorship, deprivation and despair, we respectfully urge Ecuador and all of our allies across the region to take steps to further isolate the Maduro regime.

  4. Thomas McKenna:

    Shipboard fires must be suppressed, whereas in many civilian fires, a building can be considered a loss and the focus might shift to containing the fire to prevent spread, on a ship, fire suppression is critical to the survival of the ship and its personnel; confined spaces, smoke, heat and gases can be a threat to humans.

  5. Rafida Ahmed:

    We knew that anything can happen in a country like that, and we took precautions, there was only one threat against him but we did n’t take it seriously. Otherwise, we would n’t have gone.

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